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Southern Highlanders


Published 1947
Topics Appalachia


Residents of the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee and their culture.


Run time 14:51
Producer Transfilm Productions
Sponsor Ford Motor Company
Audio/Visual Sd, C


Shotlist

PRESENTS MAJESTY OF GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS OF NORTH CAROLINA & TENNESSEE. HANDICRAFTS, DANCES & FOLK MUSIC OF PEOPLE OF REGION ARE SHOWN.

worth noting: Short but nice image of a mother doing laundry in a large pan outside her mountain home. She bends over the pan, picks up wet clothing with a wooden paddle, and puts it in a bucket for her son to take away. (48:77- 2:56:94) Another excellent shot of a woman doing the washing with a board and bucketÑbeautiful composition. She stands in the foreground of the frame, and the dark mountains stand behind her (her pink dress contrasts nicely). (3:25:53- 3:32:02)

¥ 3:11:50- 3:21:37
Two shots of a farmer working the fields in the highlands. The first is an overview of rows of crops in a yellow-ish field. The field slopes nicely, and we can see a man walking with his mule. The second shot is a long shot from a different angle of what looks like the same farm. We see the beautiful sloping hills by the field as well as the farm house and barn. We still see the man and the mule. The colors are niceÑgreens, yellows, and tans.

¥ 4:01:10- 4:30:84
Lovely image of an older man (in overalls) and a small child walking down an incline by the rolling Smoky mountains. TheyÑand the mountainsÑare in silhouette, and the sky and clouds are crisp.

¥ 11:18:35- 11:35
A tractor plows what looks like difficult land (looks like there are lots of tough weeds, and it's on a slope).The farmer operating the vehicle is in a white shirt and hat. Ahead of him are the dark mountains.


APPALACHIA TENNESSEE NORTH CAROLINA GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS HANDICRAFTS FOLK DANCES MUSIC SCENIC BEAUTY
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Reviews

Reviewer: Spuzz - - June 12, 2005
Subject: Met a miner, 48er..
When I first started 'Southern Highlanders' I started, for some odd reason, to compare this film to 'Brandon', which, if you havent seen it, is like THE WORSY FILM EVER on the Prelinger Archives (really, nothing has come close to it). I'm not saying this is exactly like it, but there are a lot of similarities to it I find. Basically an exploration of people in the deep south, them people living in the mountains. They're a simple folk you see, and don't need a lot of fancy things to get by. Anyways, the film itself is somewhat dry and hokey in places, nothing really too exciting here. It doesnt help that in some scenes the locals are bored silly too. (Check out that barn-burning church scene (cough sarcasm cough). Still should hold your interest if this something you'd be interested in.
Reviewer: Cletus Grindstaff - - May 31, 2003
Subject: Glimpse of a Lost World
Appalachia before the advent of the mobile home and supermarket. The population in many of these mountain communities is now less than one-fourth of what it was when this film was made. Descendents of the original European settlers are being outnumbered by residents moving in from outside- retirees and people with seasonal homes.
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